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26. October 2016, Prague

Doctors have change more than 1 million messages via MEDICAL NET

Prague, 26. October 2016 - The number of doctors communicating with each other electronically increased rapidly in the Czech Republic. According to data from CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic (CGM), from September 2015 they increased they number by 10 % annually. MEDICAL NET allows secure communications for more than 2 000 doctors from ambulatory and hospital sector. They exchanged among themselves for more than a million messages.

The doctors in hospitals or in ambulances can send via MEDICAL NET a medical finding or report directly to general practitioners. “It is not permissible to sent X-rays to physicians by email. Confidential data must be protected and use devices that safely and rapidly delivers findings to doctors, and that from them by acquiring an electronic application form," says MD. Vladimir Palicka of the company's Rentgen Písek and adds: "The network of cooperating doctors in the system NET MEDICAL gradually expanded and today I send about 500 finds by month. Patients often ask me after the discovery paper, which could cast their physician. However, they are surprised that the finding has their doctors on their computer."

Since introduction of MEDICAL NET, the doctors sent till September 2016 through it a total of 1,267,172 messages. Only in the third quarter of this year, they exchanged 176 284 messages. In addition to ambulances, hospitals, radiology departments and clinics use the system as well as laboratories. "Doctors follow trends as well as others. Electronic communication helps him to simplify processes and save their time. As a result, they can have more time for the patient,"says Jan Hlaváček, General Manager AIS, CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic and adds: "Doctor can electronically send to the patient the results of the examination. The patient will have an access to his own medical records."

CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic registered 2 136 users of MEDICAL NET at the end of September, which is 55 % more than two years ago (end of September 2014). This year, doctors have already exchanged 351 612 messages.

To MEDICAL NET users in the Czech Republic belong laboratory diagnostic center PREVEDIG, laboratory Synlab Czech, Aeskulab a Euroclinicum. Rentgen Písek, SPEA Olomouc or University Hospital Ostrava. Electronical communication is also spread among general practitioners in Pardubice, Písek, Chomutov, Kuřim, Hlinsko, Plzeň, České Budějovice and others.

About CompuGroup Medical SE

CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of more than EUR 500 million, its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare.

CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of approximately 400,000 doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other service providers in inpatient and outpatient facilities. With locations in 19 countries and products in more than 40 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,200 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.

About CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic

CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic was established in 2009 by the merger of software companies, owned by the parent company CompuGroup Medical. The vision of the company is fully computerized healthcare. The company is a leader in the domestic market of hospital and ambulatory information systems. Doctors are highly satisfied with their products and services, as is confirmed by periodic surveys. The company is perceived as subject that is flexible, innovative, and interested in the problems and needs of physicians, which in the end makes their life easier. 110 employees work in branches in Prague, Brno, Pardubice and Ústí nad Orlicí. CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic is a member of ICT Union since May 2012.

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CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic
Lenka Volfová

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